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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I'm in need of help! I got A* A* A last week (predicted A* A A) with v high UMS (full marks on one). I have a place at a RG uni (offer was A A A) but I'm wondering if I should try for Cambridge next year? I'm scared of the risk - no so much of rejection by Cambridge as I know that's always possible & even good grades are not a guarantee, but of being rejected by the uni where I have a place if I apply again...and by others I suppose. Can't think why they would but it's a nagging one..
    My school says they will support me 100% if I want to go for it even tho I will have officially 'left' & my PS and ref are said to be 'outstanding.' Had 4 RG offers. I would be applying for Philosophy.
    Any advice? Apologies if this is the wrong forum.
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    I wouldn't get too hung up on RG unis. If you're very keen on Cambridge go for it but make sure you meet the entry requirements. If you meet the entry requirements at your other unis as well then there's no reason to be worried.
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    I wouldn't get too hung up on RG unis. If you're very keen on Cambridge go for it but make sure you meet the entry requirements. If you meet the entry requirements at your other unis as well then there's no reason to be worried.
    I do meet all the requirements. Just rang admissions tho & they said don't do it if I already have a good uni place, as the risk is too great. I do find it hard to understand that the chance is no higher with already achieved high grades, than it is with possible ones!
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    (Original post by sandstone)
    I do meet all the requirements. Just rang admissions tho & they said don't do it if I already have a good uni place, as the risk is too great. I do find it hard to understand that the chance is no higher with already achieved high grades, than it is with possible ones!
    Remember that admissions have seats to fill! But I do agree that unless you absolutely have your heart set on applying to Cambridge don't give up your current place.
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    (Original post by sandstone)
    I do meet all the requirements. Just rang admissions tho & they said don't do it if I already have a good uni place, as the risk is too great. I do find it hard to understand that the chance is no higher with already achieved high grades, than it is with possible ones!
    Very good people with strong academics unfortunately do get rejected from Cambridge. Yes, you would be a competitive candidate but there are no guarantees.

    Also, there will be others at your university with A*A*A.

    Apply to Cambridge if you like, but in the knowledge it may be unsuccessful. But you would still almost certainly get another offer from your current university so that would be a good insurance.

    Or take the current place, and if the Cambridge idea still appeals, apply for a masters with a good 2:1+ under your belt.

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